Lots to Do
Spend the day at a local attraction where all the fun and entertainment is taken care of. For a stress-free day out with the family, that is sure to impress a day out at one of South Devon's top attractions is exciting, thrilling and the perfect way to make memories that will last a life-time. From family attractions that will keep mums, dads, grandparents and of course the kids happy all day you'll be spoilt for choice! Then there are historical attractions which are certain to impress and you'll walk away having learnt something new. If you're the 'foodie' type then make sure you take a look at our attractions and days out that will get your taste buds tingling - from wine tasting to farm tours. Yum!
Visiting South Devon doesn't need to be costly. There are an abundance of activities and things to do that won't cost you a penny! To help you start planning we have put together a list of 50 fun free things to do in South Devon.
You can also pack up a picnic and a beach bag and spend the day on one of our stunning beaches. From family friendly beaches to quieter - off the beaten track - sand spots. You'll find a part of the beach with your name on it. Take a stroll through the countryside and take in the breath-taking views of Dartmoor, Burgh Island and the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Of course, you may want to bring a few pennies to stop for a delicious Cream Tea or a hot chocolate!
While we can't guarantee the weather, we can guarantee that come rain or shine, there is plenty of indoor activities across the region. Whether you want an action-packed day out climbing indoor climbing walls or would rather try your hand at something crafty. South Devon's cookery schools are well worth a visit too. It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned cook or a novice; there's a course for all abilities. For a relaxing afternoon stroll, take a guided tour of a historical building or gallery - there are plenty of places with guides and tours allowing you to really get to grips with the history, stories and facts of South Devon.
The best way to really experience South Devon is outdoors! In order to make the most of our stunning coastline and countryside you'll need to get out and explore it. What better way to see what the locals see everyday than cycling or horse riding across Dartmoor or along the South West Coast Path? Stop off at a quiet spot on an estuary and try your hand at fishing. Or for the more adventurous types; get out on the water and spend an afternoon sailing or a day trialling an abundance of watersports.
Also in this site
Find out about the best beaches in South Devon with our list of the top 10 beaches.
Find out what events are taking place across South Devon this summer.
There's so much you can enjoy without breaking the bank, here's a lovely list of some of our favourites.